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Henry David-Thoreau Henry David Thoreau
July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist.
He is known for his book "Walden", a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience", an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.


"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

Henry David Thoreau

"Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other."

Henry David Thoreau

20 Jun

Morality

"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something."

Henry David Thoreau

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

Henry David Thoreau

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

Henry David Thoreau

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

Henry David Thoreau

"Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder."

Henry David Thoreau

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

Henry David Thoreau

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

Henry David Thoreau

"All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning."

Henry David Thoreau

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